IU's Ben Chappell Head of the Class for National Pro-Style QB of the Week

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IU's Ben Chappell Head of the Class for National Pro-Style QB of the Week
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KSI Index Rating National Pro-Style QB of the Week!

Ben Chappell of Indiana University out-dueled Taylor Potts of Texas Tech, and Jerrod Johnson of Texas A&M to win the Gold Medal Award for the Week 5 KSI Index Rating National Pro-Style QB of the Week.

In an odd twist, all three of the top performing QBs were losers last week as Chappell lost a close Big Ten tilt with Michigan (42-35), Johnson lost a close Big 12 tilt with Oklahoma State (38-35) and Potts was blown out 52-38 in a rather ugly loss to Iowa State.

Chappell was 45-of-64 for 480-yards with three touchdowns and one interception to finish first among the Gold Level participants. Chappell, who was locked in a pitch, catch and chase duel with Denard Robinson of Michigan, shined in a losing effort.  His 145 QB rating on the day was 20 points under his 165 QB rating for the year.

On the year, Chappell is completing 71 (116-of-162) percent of his passes and has already amassed 1,370 yards passing on the year.  His most eye-popping stat is his touchdown-to-interception ratio, which is 12-to-1!

The 6’2″, 240-pound senior from Bloomington is rapidly improving his NFL stock for the upcoming draft this spring.

Taylor Potts (Texas Tech) was 42-of-62 for 377 yards with five touchdowns and one interception on the day.  Potts had a QB rating of 142, which is five points over his season rating of 137.  Potts is completing 64 percent of his passes on the year (119-of-184) with 1,187 yards passing.  His touchdown-to-interception ratio is 4-to-1 at 12 touchdowns with three interceptions on the year.

Tech is a disappointing 2-2 on the season and looks to bounce back in another key Big 12 games versus Baylor.

Baylor QB Robert Griffin III also had a big day in a 55-7 victory over Kansas, so Tech’s job doesn’t get any easier this week against the Bears!  Griffin was a finalist in the Spread-QB National QB of the Week competition, but I won’t let the cat out of the bag just yet in terms of where he finished.

Finally, Jerrod Johnson of Texas A&M had a bittersweet performance against Oklahoma State on a Thursday night, nationally televised game on ESPN.

Unfortunately, Johnson, who threw five touchdown passes on the day, also turned the ball over four times, masking a phenomenal 40-of-62 performance for 409 yards.  His 134 QB rating on the day was nearly equal to his 137 average on the year.

The 6’5″, 245-pound Senior from Humble (TX) is completing 61 percent of his passes on the year (104-for-171) with a rather inauspicious touchdown-to-interception ratio of 1.5-to-one!  This will need to change in hurry this week with an old familiar rival from the former Southwest Conference (Arkansas) riding into Dallas for a key intra-conference game in the Cotton Bowl.

 

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QB
School
C A Pyd C% LP TD Int Rate VMg Opp KSI
Ben Chappell
Indiana
45
(1)
64
(1)
480
(1)
70
(2)
46
(2)
3
(5)
1
(5)
145
(4)
-7
(7)
Michigan 28
Taylor Potts
Texas Tech
42
(2)
62
(2)
377
(3)
68
(4)
26
(9)
5
(1)
1
(5)
142
(5)
-14
(8)
Iowa St 39
Jerrod Johnson
Texas A&M
40
(3)
62
(2)
409
(2)
65
(6)
38
(5)
5
(1)
4
(10)
134
(6)
-3
(6)
Oklahoma St 41
Dayne Crist
Notre Dame
24
(6)
44
(4)
260
(8)
66
(5)
28
(8)
2
(7)
0
(1)
103
(1)
+18
(2)
Boston Coll. 42
Kirk Cousins
Michigan St
20
(7)
29
(9)
269
(7)
69
(3)
35
(6)
3
(5)
2
(7)
167
(1)
+10
(3)
Wisconsin 48
Ricky Stanzi
Iowa
16
(9)
32
(8)
227
(10)
73
(1)
43
(3)
1
(10)
1
(5)
165
(2)
+21
(1)
Penn St 49
Jeff Tuel
WSU
20
(7)
37
(7)
311
(5)
54
(9)
50
(1)
2
(7)
0
(1)
142
(5)
-14
(8)
UCLA 50
Brandon Weedon
Oklahoma St
28
(4)
42
(5)
284
(6)
66
(5)
38
(5)
2
(7)
2
(7)
130
(8)
+3
(5)
Texas A&M 52
Andrew Luck
Stanford
27
(5)
46
(3)
341
(4)
63
(7)
41
(4)
2
(7)
2
(7)
131
(7)
-21
(9)
Oregon 53
Ryan Katz
Oregon St
19
(8)
29
(10)
260
(8)
66
(5)
28
(8)
2
(7)
0
(1)
164
(3)
+3
(5)
ASU 55
Landry Jones
Oklahoma
24
(6)
39
(6)
236
(9)
62
(8)
32
(7)
2
(7)
0
(1)
129
(9)
+8
(4)
Texas 57

 

In the Silver Medal Bracket, Cameron Newton of Auburn, who leads all FBS college football quarterbacks with a 191 QB rating (pass efficiency rating) did not disappoint.  He pulled off a 224 rating last week in a victory against over-matched Louisiana-Monroe, completing his first pass of the game for a 94-yard touchdown, which was tops for the day in college football.

Newton was 14-of-19 for 245 yards with three touchdowns and one interception on the day.  Newton leads Dan Persa of Northwestern (184 QB rating) and sensational Denard Robinson of Michigan (180 QB rating) in the national index.

Newton edged Adam Froman of Louisville, who had a strong showing going 20-of-33 on the day with 308 yards passing.  Froman also threw three touchdown passes on the day with one interception, his long TD of the day going for 57 yards.

The 6’5″, 250-pound Junior from College Park (Georgia) is 57-of-87 on the year for 928 yards passing, and a 3-to-1 touchdown-to-interception ratio (12 TDs/four INTs).  Newton runs a much more balanced offensive attack playing in the rough-and-tumble SEC, where QBs are often running for their life.

Like Robinson of Michigan, Newton is also a threat with his feet, rushing for 474 yards in leading the Tigers to a 5-0 start.  With in-state rival Alabama residing within the same state, Auburn remains a dark horse for the national championship, but don’t sleep on the fact that the Tide must play five opponents in the SEC who are coming off bye weeks before playing Alabama.

Froman, a 6’4″, 220-pound Senior from Santa Rosa (California) is 71-of 123 on the year (58 percent completion percentage) for 942 yards passing.  He is struggling in the touchdown-to-interception department with a 1.25-to-1 ratio.

 

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QB
School
C A Pyd C% LP TD Int Rate VMg Opp KSI
Cameron Newton
Auburn
14
(2)
19
(2)
245
(2)
74
(1)
94
(1)
3
(1)
1
(1)
224
(1)
+49
(1)
LA-Monroe 12
Adam Froman
Louisville
20
(1)
33
(1)
308
(1)
61
(2)
57
(2)
3
(1)
1
(1)
163
(2)
+10
(2)
Arkansas St 13

 

Finally, in the Bronze Medal Department, matching Non-AQ schools who compete against other Non-AQ schools, Chandler Hirnish of Northern Illinois has won the award for the first time this season.

Hirnish of Northern Illinois tied Nathan Enderle of Idaho (who shared last week's Bronze Medal Award with Pete Thomas of Colorado State) with a solid 16-of-20 performance for 281 yards passing in a 34-point victory over the Akron Zips.  He had the highest completion percentage on the day at 80 percent.

Chandler, who is a 6’2″, 220-pound Junior from Buffington (Indiana) is 60-of-87 (a solid 69 percent) for 716 yards passing with a 6-to-1 touchdown-to-interception ratio.

The Huskies have been a solid competitor versus Illinois (a 28-to-22 defeat in Week 3) and Minnesota (a 34-33 victory in Week 4), two AQ schools within the Big Ten Conference.

Enderle is once again a co-award winner after his 30-of-45 performance with 380 yards passing in a 20-point win over Western Michigan.  Enderle had three touchdown passes on the day and a 138 QB rating, which is nearly equal to his solid 139 QB rating on the year.

The Vandals are 3-2 on the young season in spite of Enderle's rather poor TD-to-INT Ratio of 1.44-to-1.  The Senior from North Platte (Nebraska) has thrown for over 1,400 yards in 2010 and has 62 touchdown passes and 8,181 yards passing in his career.

 

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QB
School
C A Pyd C% LP TD Int Rate VMg Opp KSI
Chandler Hirnish
N. Illinois
16
(6)
20
(6)
281
(5)
80
(1)
58
(3)
3
(1)
0
(1)
248
(1)
+34
(1)
Akron 25
Nathan Enderle
Idaho
30
(1)
49
(1)
380
(1)
61
(3)
35
(5)
3
(1)
2
(5)
138
(5)
+20
(3)
W. Michigan 25
Trevor Vittatoe
UTEP
20
(3)
37
(4)
264
(6)
54
(4)
49
(4)
3
(1)
0
(1)
141
(4)
+18
(4)
N. Mexico 31
Corey Robinson
'Troy
18
(4)
38
(3)
316
(3)
47
(6)
70
(2)
2
(5)
1
(3)
129
(6)
+7
(5)
Middle Tenn
37
Ryan Colburn
Fresno St
12
(7)
17
(7)
206
(7)
71
(2)
58
(3)
2
(5)
1
(3)
199
(3)
+21
(2)
Cal-Poly 39
JRyan Radcliffe
C. Michigan
25
(2)
48
(2)
295
(4)
52
(5)
28
(6)
2
(5)
3
(7)
105
(7)
-14
(6)
Ball State 44
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